Horseshoe kidney: Retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy

Lakshmi Sundararajan, Prasoon V. Mohan, Harish Chandran

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The ideal approach for nephrectomy in the child with horseshoe kidney is debatable. We present two such children who underwent nephrectomy by a retroperitoneoscopic approach. Recognition of its anatomical variation is essential in the management of horseshoe kidney. Surgery is high risk, even using a traditional open procedure, because loss of the remaining half of the kidney is catastrophic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • Horseshoe kidney
  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Retroperitoneoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology


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